Category Archives: Adult Programs

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October 17th – Author Talk – Andrew Holman Hockey: A Global History

Ice hockey, long considered Canadian, is actually a centuries long, worldwide phenomenon. Hockey: A Global History draws on twenty-five years of research to present a monumental history of the sport. There are stories of on-ice stars and organizational visionaries, venues and classic games, the evolution of rules and advances in equipment, and the ascendance of corporations and instances of bureaucratic trickery.

Andrew Holman charts modern hockey’s “birthing” in Montreal and follow its migration from Canada south to the United States and east to Europe. The story then shifts from the sport’s emergence as a nationalist battlefront to the movement of talent across international borders to the game of today, where men and women at all levels of play lace ’em up on the shinny ponds of Saskatchewan, the wide ice of the Olympics, and across the breadth of Asia.

He will speak at the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen Street.



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October 22 at 7pm – Color My World with Barbara Graceffia

The Kingston Public Library will present ‘Color My World’ with interior decorator Barbara Graceffa on Tuesday, October 22 at 7 PM at the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen St., Kingston, MA.

Ms. Graceffa, a decorator with 10 years’ experience, will present this free program and provide participants with tips on choosing colors to use in interior decorating, arts, and crafts, fashion, marketing communications, and more.

We’ll examine the color wheel and learn about primary and secondary colors.

Most importantly, you will learn how to choose colors that go well together and tips on the “personality” or “mood” that colors evoke. There will be lots of show and tell!


October 28th at 1pm – Author Talk – An Afternoon with Dick Rothschild

Join author and Kingston resident Dick Rothschild in this special afternoon event in our author series as he shares his debut novel, The End Game. A love story that spans decades, The End Game chronicles the challenges of finding love after loss, and coping with life’s physical and emotional obstacles. Dick will be talking about how his dreams of writing a book come to life at the young age of 95.

This event is a collaboration between the the Kingston Council on Aging and the Kingston Public Library. Registration is requested.

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November 7th – Author Talk – Josh Cutler Mobtown Massacre: Alexander Hanson and the Baltimore Newspaper War of 1812

During the War of 1812 the nation was bitterly divided. When a fiery young Federalist editor named Alexander Hanson spoke out in defense of a newspaper that dared to express unpopular views, a violent standoff crippled the city of Baltimore and Hanson was beaten within an inch of his life. Mobtown Massacre: Alexander Hanson and the Baltimore Newspaper War of 1812 examines this little known episode in American History.

This little known episode is complete with a midnight jailbreak, bloodthirsty mobs and unspeakable acts of torture. Josh Cutler’s history of the Mobtown Massacre offers a lesson in liberty as well as how this event helped shape the course of war, the Federalist Party and the nation’s very notion of the freedom of the press.

He will speak at the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen Street.




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December 5th – Author Talk – Craig Symonds – World War II at Sea

World War II at Sea is a complete narrative of the naval war and all its belligerents, on all of the world’s oceans and seas, between 1939 and 1945. Opening with the 1930 London Conference, Craig Symonds shows how any limitations on naval warfare would become irrelevant before the decade was up, as Europe erupted into conflict once more and its navies were brought to bear against each other. World War II at Sea offers a global perspective, focusing on the major engagements and personalities and revealing both their scale and their interconnection.

Many have argued that World War II was dominated by naval operations; few have shown how and why this was the case. Symonds combines precision with story-telling verve, expertly illuminating not only the mechanics of large-scale warfare on (and below) the sea but offering wisdom into the nature of the war itself.

He will speak at the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen Street.



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Little Free Libraries are Back!

With winter gone and warm weather on the horizon, Kingston’s Little Free Libraries are back up and running!  Looking for a good read?  Stop by one of the little free libraries and take a book!  Have a good book you’d like to share?  Drop it off in one of the libraries for someone else to enjoy!

What is a little free library?
A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a small wooden box of books. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share. Little Free Library book exchanges have a unique, personal touch. There is an understanding that real people are sharing their favorite books with their community.

Where are the little free libraries located?
The Little Free Libraries are located in seven different locations around Kingston: Town Hall, Gray’s Beach, The Ah-de-nah,  The Police Station, The Reed Community Building, Sampson Park, and Kingston Intermediate School.  Libraries were built by the Silver Lake Regional High School Carpentry Program.

How can I donate books?
Donating books is easy!  Simply find one near you and place your donations inside!

The Little Free Libraries are a Kingston Community Fun project, a collaboration of the Library, The Adams Center, Council on Aging & Recreation Departments